Wildland Restoration Team Member
Wildland Restoration crews are on the front lines of invasive species management and ecological restoration in an early detection rapid response model for wildland restoration. Crew members are trained in plant identification, inventory and monitoring techniques using GPS, invasive species management that may include chemical, biological and mechanical treatments, and resource conservation management practices. Wildland Restoration crews may also participate in innovative wetlands and habitat restoration projects such as beaver pond mimicry. Projects are often rigorous requiring participants to carry a heavy backpack sprayer and work in hot weather across rugged terrain while wearing protective gear. The exposure to resource professionals working on premier public lands in the West and real-world job experience in wildland restoration is unparalleled. You will gain intensive, hands-on experience in ecological restoration and invasive species management, Leave No Trace principals, backcountry travel, camping in diverse wildland settings including remote wilderness and national parks, and Basic First Aid/CPR certification! Don't get stuck in the weeds...apply today!
Location: Missoula, MT
Program Dates: May 17, 2021 through October 8, 2021
Living Allowance: $600 gross biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3172.50 upon completion of the program